[Free Reading] That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour Author Sunita Puri – Vansonphu.com

That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour A profound exploration of what it means for all of us to live and to die with dignity and purposePeople Magazine Visceral and lyricalThe AtlanticAs the American born daughter of immigrants, Dr Sunita Puri knew from a young age that the gulf between her parents experiences and her own was impossible to bridge, save for two elements medicine and spirituality Between days spent waiting for her mother, an anesthesiologist, to exit the OR, and evenings spent in conversation with her parents about their faith, Puri witnessed the tension between medicine s impulse to preserve life at all costs and a spiritual embrace of life s temporality And it was that tension that eventually drew Puri, a passionate but unsatisfied medical student, to palliative medicine a new specialty attempting to translate the border between medical intervention and quality of life careInterweaving evocative stories of Puri s family and the patients she cares for, That Good Night is a stunning meditation on impermanence and the role of medicine in helping us to live and die well, arming readers with information that will transform how we communicate with our doctors about what matters most to us



10 thoughts on “That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour

  1. Canadian Canadian says:

    This is an informative but overly long book on palliative care The author perhaps attempts to do a few too many things She describes her training in internal medicine, then as a palliative care fellow and physician provides stories of many of the dying and terminally ill patients she has worked with considers the role that religion faith spiritual practice ofte


  2. Nick Rolston Nick Rolston says:

    This book is emotional, describing a number of terminally ill patients from all walks of life The author, however, makes the book so muchabout life than about death in describing her viewpoints as a palliative care physician The stories are deeply personal based on the connections she makes with her patients by visiting them in their homes under hospice care and bri


  3. Genia Jones Genia Jones says:

    I read an advanced copy of this book and everybody must read this book It is gorgeously written and on such important subject matter how we live and die, and how medicine can help us farthan it does Though Puri is a doctor, really at heart she is an exceptional writer, and she takes us into a very hidden world of what it means to care for people who are really sick and d


  4. Tracy Finegan Tracy Finegan says:

    This book was simply beautiful and I cried many times while reading it It s so thought provoking and unfortunately brought up what my sister and I had to face when losing my Mom I have so much clarity after reading this book from the time I made it to my Moms bedside to her passing It pains me to think what the Dr s did to her to keep her alive for an extra 3 hours but I do h


  5. Kathy K Lashomb Kathy K Lashomb says:

    Phenomenal BookThis book has changed the way I practice as a hospice nurse It is thoughtful, well written and touched my heart in a way no other book regarding end of life care has Thank you Dr Puri


  6. Kathleen Kathleen says:

    The title of this book is taken from Dylan Thomas poem, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night in which the poet begs his father not to give in to death, to fight it for his son s sake Part of the beauty of this poem is how we can connect and identify so easily with the poet We can all appreciate how difficult it is to let a loved one go.Everything about medical training and practice fo


  7. Patricia Patricia says:

    An insightful memoir about the training of a palliative care physician plus a helpful meditation on both life and death Dr Puri is a wonderful writer I appreciated her thoughts about how the recognition that we will all die can serve to make us appreciate our life even , as well as her thoughts about what can make the end of lifepeaceful for the dying and those that love them Highly recomme


  8. Patsey Patsey says:

    Important stuff to think about prepare.a gift to give to my family p 250 Death didn t have the power to undo a life and it s legacy But perhaps the fact of death amplified life s significance Important stuff to think about prepare.a gift to give to my family p 250 Death didn t have the power to undo a life and it s legacy But perhaps the fact of death amplified life s significance


  9. Kate Hughes Kate Hughes says:

    Reading this book felt like taking in big, important breaths Dr Puri writes so beautifully and tenderly about her experiences with her patients, remembering such ordinary and thoughtful things about them and what mattered most to them in their last days I was so moved by how she described the process of dying and how we as doctors can help guide those most difficult conversations with families, helpi


  10. Diane Diane says:

    This is a profoundly important read for anyone who questions the medical interventions at the end of life It had a huge impact on my thought process regarding intervention and palliative care It was well written and such an interesting read I highly recommend it.


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